Classical Weekdays

Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm

WRTI brings you the best recordings of works from the vast world of classical music every weekday from 6 am to 6 pm. Chamber music, symphonies, choral works, violin concertos, piano sonatas, and more...engagingly presented with insight and a smile by our knowledgeable hosts.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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Playlist

September 17, 2013

6:06 AM
English Dances: First Set Op 27
Artist :
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:16 AM
Guitar (or Mandolin) Concerto in D
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3326 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 horns, strings in D
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Introduction & Variations Brillantes Op 170
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Ruins of Athens Overture Op 113
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:15 AM
The Kilties
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Morris
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:20 AM
Chanson de Matin Op 15
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:29 AM
Molly on the Shore
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:35 AM
Rodeo: Hoe-Down
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 3104 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
7:45 AM
H.M.S. PINAFORE: I am the monarch of the sea
Artist : Welsh National Opera Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 80374 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
THE SECRET OF SUZANNE Intermezzo
Artist :
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 54585 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:10 AM
Humoresque No. 7 in G-Flat Op 101
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 15312 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
String Quintet: Minuet in E Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
North by Nothwest Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 35643 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Milan
8:43 AM
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 45658 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:48 AM
Trumpet Voluntary
Artist : Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jeremiah Clarke
Catalog : 80223 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 10 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553409 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:12 AM
Te Deum: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Philip Ledger
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:18 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C Op 72
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:22 AM
La Gitana
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 444409 CD
Label : London/Dec
9:29 AM
Suite Algerienne: March militaire Op 60
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 38920 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:40 AM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
10:22 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G
Artist : Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 61881 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:50 AM
Humoresques for violin and orchestra Op 89
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 45534 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Danish National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:05 AM
Cello Concerto in c
Artist : Christophe Coin, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30457 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
11:17 AM
Pictures at an Exhibition
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Ravel)
Catalog : 80705 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Overture No. 4 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Maria Veracini
Catalog : 439937 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:21 PM
Concerto in E for two pianos and orchestra
Artist : Joshua Pierce and Dorothy Jonas, pianos
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 1330 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic
Label : MSR
12:52 PM
String Quintet in C Op 163
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4776357 CD
Orchestra : Melos Quartet of Stuttgart
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 9
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 65733 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
2:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 11
Artist : Gina Bachauer, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
3:00 PM
Meditation on the Stabat Mater Op 63
Artist : Franz Hauk, organ
Album :
Composer : Alexandre Guilmant
Catalog : 7215 CD
Conductor : Olaf Koch
Orchestra : Philharmonic Ingolstadt
Label : Guild
3:09 PM
Horn Trio in E-Flat Op 40
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln; Cecile Licad, piano; John Cerminaro, horn
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 54800 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:41 PM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90797 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Firebird Suite (1919)
Artist :
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 47099 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:27 PM
LOHENGRIN: Prelude to Act III &
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Winterbottom)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
4:37 PM
LOHENGRIN: Elsa’s Procession
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Winterbottom)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
4:45 PM
Concertino for viola and strings Op 45
Artist : Per-Ola Lindberg, viola
Album :
Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Thor Svedlund
Orchestra : Camerata Romana
Label : IntimMusik
5:06 PM
A Moorside Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : BMC Oxford Band
Label : Angel/EMI
5:21 PM
Estancia: 4 Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Alberto Ginastera
Catalog : 436737 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : New World Symphony
Label : Argo
5:36 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 68762 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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WRTI In The News
11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine

WRTI General Manager Dave Conant at the station.

Check out this recently published article about WRTI General Manager Dave Conant and the station.

You can read it here!

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:26 am
Thu November 21, 2013

The Orchestral Recipe, From The Pilgrims To Today

Food and music mingle in Pieter Claesz's Still Life with Musical Instruments (1623).
Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 6:55 am

If you're going to be cooking Thanksgiving dinner next week, you've probably already started gathering the traditional ingredients — but your ingredients are most likely very different from those that made up the first Thanksgiving meal in 1621. (Marshmallows with those sweet potatoes, anyone?)

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
9:13 am
Sun November 17, 2013

'The Biggest Jazz Riff Ever Written:' Jeremy Denk's 'Goldberg Variations'

Jeremy Denk played Mozart at Carnegie Hall Wednesday with the San Francisco Symphony.
Eric Thayer for NPR Music

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 11:01 am

In the classical music world right now, many eyes are focused on Jeremy Denk.

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Lots of Fun!
10:49 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Special Offer: Philly POPS! Holiday Concerts

We're delighted to offer all WRTI listeners a special discount to upcoming Philly POPS’ Holiday Pops! Christmas Spectacular concerts at the Kimmel Center: *$10 off all remaining concert tickets. Use promo code LASTCHANCE.

HOLIDAY POPS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR is now bigger and better than ever with over 300 musicians on stage under the direction of internationally acclaimed guest conductor David Charles Abell, including vocalist Angela Brown, spectacular choirs, the largest concert hall organ in the nation, and a toe-tapping program.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Witches, Ghouls, and Scary Music on WRTI!

Don't miss a minute of Halloween on WRTI.  You'll hear all sorts of creepy music inspired by witches, ghosts, the supernatural, and horror. Composers throughout history have never been able to resist the chance to frighten their listeners. Join us if you dare!

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:36 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Verdi's Gift: Wringing Catchy Music From Touchy Subjects

In his operas, Giuseppe Verdi had a knack for empowering marginalized people — like the title character of Aida, who is an enslaved Ethiopian princess (played in this 2011 French production by American soprano Indra Thomas).
Gerard Julien AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:24 pm

Two hundred years ago this week, Giuseppe Verdi was born in an Italian town midway between Bologna and Milan. On the occasion of his bicentennial, All Things Considered wanted to know what makes the great opera composer so enduring — why his work is still so frequently discussed and performed these two centuries later. The answer, says conductor and arranger John Mauceri, is that Verdi had a knack for making thorny topics accessible.

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Station Announcements
8:18 am
Tue September 17, 2013

WRTI's York Frequency 90.7 FM Has Relocated To 99.7 FM

New frequency coming for York, PA listeners. Service is switching soon from 90.7 FM to 99.7 FM

Great news for our York, PA listeners! As promised, we have successfully relocated our 90.7 FM frequency to 99.7 FM. Please spread the word to your family and friends! And thank you so much for listening to and supporting WRTI.

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
3:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Lang Lang Plays Beethoven, Rattle Conducts

Sir Simon Rattle

Join us this Sunday, September 15th at 2 pm on WRTI as Sir Simon Rattle taps into an historic connection that The Philadelphia Orchestra has enjoyed with the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, conducting his final two symphonies without interruption, right after intermission. 

Before intermission, Curtis grad and piano superstar Lang Lang will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

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CD Selections
5:46 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Banjos, Bartók And La Belle Époque: New Classical Albums

Caleb Burhans debut album as a composer is called Evensong.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 12:34 pm

People ask why I thrive on classical music, and I tell them it's all about discovery. The possibilities for finding incredible music, both old and new, are endless as the oceans.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:04 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

2013 Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown

Join us for this year's classical countdown! It's your 30 favorite classical works on WRTI thorughout the holiday weekend. Listen on Friday, August 30 from noon to 6 pm, Saturday, August 31 from 6 to 11:30 am, and Monday, September 2nd from 6 am to 6 pm. Check out the list below! And have a wonderful holiday!

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